Sexual Health news - HIV
Nashua receives grants to help local AIDS patients
“I know that they were proud of the accomplishments they made when they first got this grant because there was no one on the waiting list that had HIV/AIDS that wasn’t being served,” said Alderman Lori Wilshire. “So they do a really good job.”
In New Hampshire, almost 2,000 individuals were reported to have developed AIDS from the beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s to 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state is ranked 43rd among 50 states for the highest prevalence.
The second grant was provided by New Hampshire's Health and Human Services Department. The funds are going toward STD and HIV control and will provide more clinical services, such as STD screening and treatment, for residents.